Gung Fu Practitoner
& Martial Artist
refined skill developed through hard work over a long period of time
Gung fu is first and foremost, movement; movement specifically as it pertains to fighting methods developed predominantly in China. However, it is not only about movement and not only about fighting.
The term gung fu literally means refined skill developed by means of hard work over an extended period of time. It references skills built up in any discipline and the impact of well-executed intent. A skilled ballet dancer displays gung fu. So does a chef who has honed skills in food preparation and cooking. As does the therapist deciphering body language and verbal cues. Gung fu indicates the highest manifestation of skill.